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Brewster hospital turns to company to staff ER

BREWSTER – Plagued by an inability to attract new doctors, the Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster announced that it will turn to a private company to staff its emergency room beginning this summer.

Grant County’s jobless rate falls in March

EPHRATA — Job growth in construction, manufacturing and tourism helped shrink Grant County’s unemployment rate in March to 8.1 percent, a 1.1 percentage point decline from the same month last year.

Warm weather helps boost employment

WENATCHEE — Warm-weather booms in home construction and tourism helped shrink Chelan and Douglas counties’ March unemployment rate to 6.8 percent, a drop of 1.2 percentage points from the same month last year.

Mid-Valley Hospital bond passing

OMAK — Voters were saying yes to a $3.8 million bond to improve the aging Mid-Valley Hospital in a special election Tuesday.

Voters approve plan to combine fire departments

WENATCHEE — Voters on Tuesday were overwhelmingly approving a proposal to annex Wenatchee's fire department into Chelan County Fire District 1. It was passing 92 percent to 8 percent inside the city and 88 percent to 12 percent in the fire district.

Heritage University to offer four-year degrees at WVC

WENATCHEE — Heritage University will partner with Wenatchee Valley College to offer four-year degrees in business administration, criminal justice and early childhood studies on the WVC campus.
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Rail relocation project expands to $32 million

WENATCHEE — What started out as an idea to move railway offices out of Wenatchee so that trains no longer blocked busy street crossings for long stretches of time has expanded to include new track, a frontage road — and a $32 million price tag.